We all love new games, and lots of us love those games by indie developers that start their lives on Kickstarter.
The journey can be arduous, the beginning of a games life can be tough, and many good ideas fall by the wayside. However, there are some that stand out from the crowd and make themselves get noticed. Games so hot that you just feel compelled to back. We at IND13 obviously keep a close eye on those games on Kickstarter, and we have compiled a list of the hottest games right now which you just might want to invest a few of your hard earned pennies in.
Described as a ‘dynamic & immersive MMORPG where your character ages & dies in a fully destructible world with non-repeatable quests’, Chronicles of Elyria looks to add a new twist to the world of MMORPG. It encourages you to think beyond your character to their role in a larger story, by being the first MMORPG where your character ages and dies. With gorgeous graphics, full character customisation, freedom of movement, and a family, land, & housing system, and some amazing pledges, this has already smashed it’s original target of $900,000 but you can still get in the action. Just about…
A game that is from Chuck Carter, the artist behind Myst and Command & Conquer, amongst others, Zed is an adventure puzzle journey into unpredictable dreamworlds. As you can imagine from the pedigree of Chuck, it is visually amazing and immersive, and is an adventure that invites exploration, and involves solving strange puzzles, as the player helps an aging and dying dreamer leave behind a lasting legacy for his granddaughter. With pledges from early digital copies of Zed (of course) to a signed Caricature by the creator and lead artist Chuck (wow), you might want to get behind this.
Explore the funpocalypse with a unique half-zombie crew of girls in this Japanese-inspired Visual Novel Dungeon-crawling RPG hybrid! Journey with, and learn more about, a crew of half-zombie girls through visual novel sequences and as you crawl through dungeons, beating up twisted creatures that were born from the fall of society in fast-paced turn-based RPG combat, and ultimately deliver the only known cure for what ails your party members to a place where it can be mass produced. So it says on the campaign, and I believe it. Visually fun with an anime style, this just looks like a great looking fun game. It has almost half it’s target already so you might want to check it out now.
Okay, so this is a bit of a leftfield one, but very interesting all the same. Conjoined: The Atari 2600 Game is a new homebrew game based on the low-budget feature film by the same name. The game is programmed by Gemintronic’s Jason Santuci, who worked closely with the film’s director Joe Grisaffi to design the game. Essentially, the story goes that when a lonely man finds out the love of his life has a conjoined twin, who happens to be a serial killer, he must take drastic measures to keep his love life intact while keeping himself out of big trouble. It’s also only available on the Atari 2600. Believe me, I am tempted to hunt out one of this beauties (I don’t have my childhood one anymore), just so that I can play this.
Described as a greed-fueled metroidvania shooter, Greedy Guns is inspired by games like Metal Slug, Castlevania, and Gunstar Heroes. It has already been greenlit by the Steam community, and is a good old fashioned fun two player shooter of the type I used to spend hours playing in the arcades. Me and a friend putting coin after coin into the machines to get to the end in a frantic game. Sometimes you just want to play a game to escape, bash some buttons, and feel quite exhilarated at the end of it. If that is the case for you, then get backing Greedy Guns.